2010's Most Loved Athletes

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2010's Most Loved Athletes
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Lebron James, Brett Favre, Terrell Owens. These athletes dominated the press this year, yet in 2010 nearly all of the attention they received was negative. Sometimes we lose focus on the good guys in sports: the athletes who everyone love because of their senses of responsibility to their fans, duty to their communities, and desire to entertain on and off the field.

Lebron James is a disloyal quitter. Brett Favre is a flip-flopping egomaniac. Players like T.O. and Ron Artest? They may be fun to hate, but they are certainly not positive role models.

So instead of spreading the hate, here are 2010's most adored athletes.

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